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Lymph nodes with extracapsular spread - is this bad?

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Jo_BCC
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Re: Lymph nodes with extracapsular spread - is this bad?

Hi Izzy1969

 

I have put for you below the link to BCC's publication 'understanding your pathology report' and hope this is helpful.  If you still don't fully understand your path report our nursing team will be only too happy to talk you through it.  Calls are free 0808 800 6000 lines open Mon-Fri 9-5 and Sat 10-2.

 

http://www2.breastcancercare.org.uk/publications/diagnosed-breast-cancer/understanding-your-patholog...

 

Take care,

Jo, Moderator

 

 

Izzy1969
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Lymph nodes with extracapsular spread - is this bad?

Just got a copy of my histology report which says 3 lymph nodes affected with extracapsular spread. Does anyone know the significance of extracapsular spread and how it affects prognosis? Thanks